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Hamilton Zoo

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Address: 183 Brymer Road | Hamilton, Hamilton 3240, New Zealand
Phone Number:
6478386720
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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The North Island's largest Zoo is home to over 600 native and exotic...

The North Island's largest Zoo is home to over 600 native and exotic animals and set amidst 25ha of lush and tranquil surroundings

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Shy animals but good time

I know there are always complaints about not seeing the animals. You can read some here and I heard a few people complaining while I was there with my niece but get a grip... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
dale s
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Hamilton, New Zealand

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I know there are always complaints about not seeing the animals. You can read some here and I heard a few people complaining while I was there with my niece but get a grip! They're animals! And it was damn hot! Most were just looking for shade or not being active. You know, just like they would in the wild!!... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Zoo was a disappointment as we paid good money to see a variety of exotic creatures but actually saw very few. Most of the animals were either too far away to see or hiding. We complained on the way out and were told the animals were probably sleeping. To be honest it was a waste of money.

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Thank Mike L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely family day out Pack your bags with drinks and lunch or you purchase items Kids enjoyed it as did we

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

great for whole family young and old easy walking track right the way around wirth the trip great for a picnic

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Take your walking shoes cos lots of ground to cover. But a lovely day out, nice café and well kept grounds

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Thank Kirsty H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Hamilton Zoo is a good, small zoo with a variety of animals. We're regular visitors with a season pass, which allows repeated visits throughout the year, which can either be a short 30-60 minutes or longer as the day allows.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great visit to hamilton zoo the kids loved viewing all the animals & playing in the park. Great variety of animals & the giraffes were amazing

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been to the Hamilton Zoo twice now with our son, his wife and their 2 young children and each time it was certainly worth the visit. There is a wide range of animals to see, our grandchildren certainly enjoyed watching the monkeys and loved the giraffes and spotting the eels and fish in the water. You can easily... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent zoo and certainly worthy of a visit. Lots to see and many varieties of animals. Kids would love this place.

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Thank Donnamariepay
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The staff are amazing. My son dropped his "Biddle" his favourite soft toy that he can't sleep without into the chimp enclosure accidentally. The staff were amazing and super understanding that accidents happen with small child. They managed to get the chimps away and Biddle back to us after giving us clear safety instructions on how to wash him. Thank... More 

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